Oh goody. Lung cheese!

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by soberups, Feb 20, 2010.

  1. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    So yesterday I was making a delivery to the hospital on my route. I was in the elevator, taking a package to the 2nd floor urgent care clinic, when I was joined by a woman who was obviously quite sick. She was sniffling and feverish looking, and to make matters worse the poor woman was on crutches with a cast on one leg.

    So the elevator doors closed, and the woman immediately started in with a spasmodic coughing fit. She tried to cover her mouth with a hankerchief, but she was leaning on the crutches and just a bit too late to keep a huge wad of lung cheese from landing right on my DIAD.

    I got nuked. She sprayed all over me. It was nasty. I felt bad for her; sick as a dog with a busted leg, and she was apologizing profusely and coughing and snotting and sneezing like crazy.

    I got off the elevator, went to the bathroom, and spent 5 minutes washing my hands and the DIAD with antibacterial soap. And for the rest of the day, I stressed out about whether or not I was going to wind up getting sick.

    I have done everything I can to stay healthy; Ive had both my seasonal and swine-flu shots, and I make sure to take plenty of vitamin C. But now I am sitting here and imagining that my throat is getting sore and that my sinuses are starting to burn. Maybe its all in my head, but my weekend is pretty much ruined before its even begun.:angry:

    NHDRVR New Member

    Um, wow....

    Not only is that very nasty but I would probably be thinking the same way. I hope you don't end up being Patient Zero...:sick:
  3. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    Start wearing a mask everytime you make that hospital delivery.
    If anyone asks tell them it's, ".....for everyones benefit.".
    Then turn around and walk off.
  4. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Start flushing your sinus today. i`m a big believer in it especially when I feel something coming on.
  5. Thumbster

    Thumbster New Member

    DIADS are nasty enough without the globs of phlegm...
  6. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

  7. tomuchdrama

    tomuchdrama Member

    dam that sound tastey.
  8. robot

    robot Large Member

    I wouldve lost it and broke her other leg....just kidding!

    ...or am I?:funny:
  9. morgahorse

    morgahorse Member

    Zycam... works wonders.
  10. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

  11. tourists24

    tourists24 Well-Known Member

    Obviously you violated some method or safety rule Sober..... if you get sick you are getting a warning letter
  12. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    I cleaned my DIAD back in October. The more you expose yourself to, the more you can fight off.
  13. clueless

    clueless New Member

    Ewwww.....there are a few ways that I know of to boost immunity naturally. Of course, getting adequate sleep and good nutrition, including a multi-vitamin/mineral are the obvious ones. But there other, less know natural supplements that also boost immunity:

    7-Keto DHEA (caveat--while this is not supposed to convert to hormones, if you have any hormone-related issues (eg., strong family history of breast or prostate cancer, use with some caution and discretion)

    probiotics like Culturelle

    Consuming adequate protein, but especially supplementing with whey protein powder--get a good quality one listing 'whey isolate' as one of the primary ingredients.

    And of course, keep plenty of purell and antibacterial towelettes on hand.
  14. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    I am a big believer in people get sicker because of over use of antiobacterials.
    I also have a diad that will kill any germ it comes in contact with.
  15. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    Tooner that is not what the makers of these antibacterials want us to think. If we were to believe their brainwashing, the world and our homes is a dangerous place and we would be dead in a matter of minutes if we did not use their products.

    Fear, akin reaction----- "solution", that is the modus operandi of these commercials.
  16. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    I agree that if you had something happen like sober, you should definetely go clean up. But I have run into people who are afraid to touch my board, use my pen, its just crazyness out there.
  17. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    want a cheap high ?
    instead of washing with a antibactrials lotion try drinking it.
    Have you seen the alcohol content listed on the bottle ?
  18. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    Is that the fuel that powers your birther rage?:wink2:
  19. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Dear Soberups,

    Relax and laugh it off. Worrying about it is probably going to cause more distress than any "sniffles" you may catch. Nasty, gross, but in a sophomoric way still funny.
  20. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    At one point in my life, I probably would have given that a try.

    Im glad Im not there any more.